Saturday, October 30, 2010

Get Him to the Greek (2010)

Director: Nicholas Stoller. Cast: Jonah Hill. Russell Brand, Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs. 109 min. Rated R. Comedy.

Producer Judd Apatow's formula is running out of gas. A new style of comedy that started with 40-Year Old Virgin, Superbad, and Knocked-Up, has exponentially declined to Pineapple Express, Funny People, and now this. Reason? Way-too-long comedies that keep repeating the same story elements again and again (in this case, Jonah Hill vomiting at the end of a party). Greek has a few genuine laughs, but other than what the title says (getting a singer to L.A.'s Greek Theater), is devoid of a story. Not even Hill's everlasting charm is able to hold this up. Surprised by the Tomatometer rating.

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